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Arizona Senior All-Academic Tryouts

AcademicsFirst ·
Hey Everyone.... Just wanted to see if anyone has gone through the tryouts for the Senior All Academic Game.  Son is a LHP Senior in So. Calif. Foothill League and was invited to the tryout this coming Thursday, so just wanted to know what to...
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Academic Showcase - June 23-24 in Washington DC Area

redbird5 ·
Why should an Academically gifted player wait to get on radar screens? The simple answer is that they shouldn't. That's why we picked June 23-24. Get on radar screens early. Start conversations earlier. Plan...Prepare. This is coming together nicely. Coaches are genuinely excited and committed schools are rolling in daily. Here are the details: June 23-24 in Washington, DC area (fields are being negotiated now) $695 (includes customized Play In School video) as well as a Written Eval from a...
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Academic Showcase, June 23-24 in Washington DC Area

redbird5 ·
Why should an academically gifted player wait to get on radar screens? The simple answer is that they shouldn't. That's why we picked June 23-24. Get on radar screens early. Start conversations earlier. Plan...Prepare. This is coming together nicely. Coaches are genuinely excited and committed schools are rolling in daily. Here are the details: June 23-24 in Washington, DC area (fields are being negotiated now) $695 (includes customized Play In School video) as well as a Written Eval from a...
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D3 Scholarships?

shotatsuda ·
I have a tough situation here. I believe I'm good enough to get looks by some division 3 programmes since I have decent grades and have some tools. Problem is I'm not a citizen of United States and I won't be able to do student loans or any sort of...
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Engineering Schools with Baseball

dkraus ·
Son is a senior and a lot of looks from liberal arts schools but he is studying engineering. Excellent grades (2160 SAT) great bat, good corner and mid 80 right pitching. Has been very difficult to find the right match between academics and baseball. He is not D1 talent. Also, trying to stay somewhat south because he had options in Boston but that was not of interest. Are there any schools we may have missed. With his grades he is not going Junior College and want a good academic school. He...
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High Academic Baseball

rhp123 ·
I'm a 2015 Right Handed Pitcher, velocity 84-86 MPH, 2200 on SAT including 800 on math, what are my chances at any Ivy League school or an MIT/JHU?  
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Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

daddyO ·
A few questions, and then I'll give some background. What is the recruiting landscape like for a player in the spring of his senior year? What academically elite D1 colleges still recruit at this point (top 50 US News and World Reports rankings)? What academically elite colleges would recruit a player who did not apply to their school already this late in the game?  Do the Ivy's or other elite college recruit this late in a seniors HS career? What would be best way to get out new...
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Re: High Academic Baseball

RJM ·
If you can pitch rather than just throw there might be some interest. You should contact the baseball coaches and find out what showcases to get in front of them. One you should definitely attend is Head First.
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Re: High Academic Baseball

fenwaysouth ·
rhp1123, As RJM indicated, you need to get in front of these coaches to determine your chances. Each school is going to have different requirements and different needs. Your 2200 SAT will get their attention but you should want to find the best fit whether it is Ivy, NESCAC, NEWMAC or CC conferences. Yes,these schools are all high academic but they are all very different...they have their own personalities. If you scored 800 on Math you have as good as a shot as any to MIT especially if you...
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Re: Academic Showcase - June 23-24 in Washington DC Area

MKbaseballdad ·
I actually think you most likely could do both - the Diamond Nation Tourney the 19th-22nd and then the showcase the 23rd/24th. It would depend on when the Diamond Nation games were and if the team you are playing for is strong enough that you'd think you'd be in the last few games (semis and final) as that would be one way you'd be assured that your team is at Diamond Nation (on their fields) and in front of a majority of the scouts in attendance. I happened to look back at this thread and...
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Re: Academic Showcase - June 23-24 in Washington DC Area

redbird5 ·
We would love to have you. Registrations are coming in and we haven't really advertised it.
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Re: Academic Showcase - June 23-24 in Washington DC Area

redbird5 ·
Add Duke to the list!
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

RJM ·
A few years ago a friend's son blossomed his senior year. His high school team was loaded. He didn't get on the mound until senior year. He absolutely dominated. All the local D1s expressed interest. One was an Ivy. The dad had attended the Ivy for undergrad and law school. He couldn't manage any pull. The kid was told he had to get accepted outside baseball. He didn't. He ended up pitching in the A10. By senior year roster spots are typically filled. At an academically elite school the...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

JCG ·
DaddyO just so you know, Fenway is the guy here. Even though I know much less than he's forgotten I'll wade into say 2 things. One, I think your son missed the boat. If he wants to play baseball at a top academic D1 I think his best option is to take a gap year and work in getting recruited for next year at Ivies, Patriot league schools, etc. With his academics, worst case scenario is that he has to go through the trouble of re-applying to the UC's and others again. Two, sometimes you get...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

daddyO ·
His thoughts were that he didn't cast as big of a net as he should have, but the reality is that he was a borderline prospect 9 months ago who did not attend the camps that would have gotten him a look, and if he had he still would have not been the prospect he is now. He's applied to a few D3 schools with support, and has been honest with the coaches in that he is considering multiple schools. I'd figured the ship had sailed for the Ivy League, but was probably more interested in late...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

keewart ·
" He's also been admitted to several D1 schools that offered no support in admissions but are giving him the basic "you can walk on" email." Most of the D1s have locked up their recruiting and spent the available scholarship dollars at this point for the 2016s and probably most 2017s, too. However, there are ~7+ players on each team that are not getting athletic scholarship dollars, and are vying for a spot. If your son gets his pitching numbers up, there could be an opportunity. Many D3s...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

Camm ·
I agree with JCG about the US News rankings. A student may have to make a choice between playing baseball or going to a top 50 ranked USN school without playing baseball. An aside - I understand that the OP's son isn't interested in a list of possibilities outside a top 50 school, yet for others reading this thread who are looking at colleges with a child, I want to point out that some students with a high ACT score and enough AP passing test scores make JuCo a non-possibility. A student...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

fenwaysouth ·
Daddyo, Okay, gotcha. Thanks for clarifying. Yes, unfortunetly I think he's missed the D1 & Ivy boat, but that it fine. He's got options to academically elite D3 schools as you described them, and an opportunity to play D3 baseball. That is nothing to sneeze at, and frankly an opportunity that not many people get. Considering the limited exposure your son demonstrated in front of college coaches, I'd say he got more than his fair share of attention if multiple coaches supported him.
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SluggerDad ·
Not much to add here, but walk-ons do sometimes, if rarely make it. Had a nephew who was a recruited walk-on at a low ranked midwestern D1 and he was cut. Still at the school cause he loves it. ON the other hand, son's HS teammate was a recruited as a walk-on to a UC, he too was cut. Played club ball for a year and is now at a JC. But on the flip side, my son's travel team teammate was a recruited walked on at Big 10 school, played his tail off in fall ball, absolutely raked during the fall...
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Ripken Fan ·
When my son was a junior in HS, the starting catcher received an offer and committed to a high academic small liberal arts D3 during the spring of his senior year. It can happen. The cards shuffle for D3 just like D1 (school thought they had a commit, now a spot is open) - just a little later.
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

9and7dad ·
You've gotten some excellent advice - it's really too late for D1 recruiting unless a school has a unique situation arise. I'm curious, what do you see as his primary position? If you mentioned that earlier and I missed it, I apologize. The only other option you might consider is a post graduate prep school year. That gets him another whole year to both mature athletically and have another shot at recruiting. There are several elite preps on the east coast (that's my area of knowledge, there...
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Goosegg ·
In looking at your sons's athletic history and clear enjoyment and success at playing multiple sports, I wonder if choosing a school which has club sports in his sports may provide the athletics he needs. Or were you looking to leverage baseball to get into a school he wouldn't otherwise be admitted? I know that the Ivies generally do not reach the NCAA roster limit and kids walk on (get through admissions on their own) frequently. If your son is a late bloomer whose baseball skills add to...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

daddyO ·
Thanks for all the responses here and assistance. I'll try to address as much of the feedback as a I can. He wants to play an NCAA sport and get that experience. In the end he knows he needs to pick a school where he would be happy if he broke his leg on the first day of classes. He'd choose a great fit/school over a less good fit where he could play an NCAA sport. I guess he wants the best of both worlds, and as a 18 year old this is the time to have these dreams. He didn't apply at any of...
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

fenwaysouth ·
Daddyo, As others have pointed out, it could be a possibility that your son gets picked up his senior year after a D1 committed recruit decommits or fails to get admitted. It does happen and nearly happened to my son his junior year with an SEC school. However, the big difference is the SEC school had seen my son play a dozen times over the spring and summer…they knew who he was and what he was capable of. Your senior son is an unknown quantity to a lot of these D1 schools in the middle of...
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RJM ·
Does your son want to pound his chest and say he was on a D1? Or is getting on the field more important? Players should go where they are loved not where there's just some interest. When there's just interest chances are there's a recruit ahead of him at his position (maybe two) who are getting love. Be a player not an insurance policy for the coach.
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daddyO ·
At this point if he had to decide he'd go with the one that loves him, but since he's still dating and not engaged or married, he's still looking for other suitors that might fall in love with him.
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Re: Too late for elite academic recruiting for 2016 grad?

6thatturnedouttobe9 ·
Your son sounds like a lot of kids that straddle the D1/D3 threshold. I am not sure what position he plays primarily or what kind of hitter he is against elite pitching or if he even knows, but it sounds like his 85 off the mound is the real spark for the inquiry. While the exit velo. sounds pretty good, based on my observations, there is a LOT more that goes into being projected as a successful hitter at the D1 level than exit velo; I know a multitude of kids who can hit elite high-level...
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daddyO ·
All good stuff, thanks for the input.
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Ripken Fan ·
Very true 6... tobe9 For those players, once one D1 shows interest, others may follow. Sort of like it's easier to get a job if you already have one. Tough enough to get an offer let alone waiting for the D1. How many of our sons have heard the RCs say, "what other schools are looking at you?" Your answer can determine how "convinced" they are.
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Gov ·
Good context... Sent you a PM
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leftyshortstop ·
I got a kick out of the OPs post. My son had identical numbers to the OPs son and turned down an Ivy to attend a highest academic D3 where he thought he'd get everyone out, be a two way player, and a four time All-America. Well, he couldn't get anyone out until he was a Junior throwing high 80's. The All-America finally came but it was a long hard road! All turned out great but it was super hard and he never regretted the high academic D3 over the Ivy. Be careful what you wish for. It looks...
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leftyshortstop ·
One more thing for the OP. Each team has at least 25 players but only 9 play and some of those nine are failing. That means the vast majority of college baseball players leave the sport having failed, and are, by and large, unhappy about it. Pick the place where you are going to succeed......in the classroom.
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fenwaysouth ·
In summary, the answers to your Ivy questions are that he would have to walk-on after being admitted. The time for your son to receive athletic sponsorship and support from the Coach is past unless there are extenuating circumstances. He would have to apply (late), be admitted (late) and walk-on which is not going to be easy since the Regular Decision deadline was early Jan 2016. If he has been accepted and the D3 coach wants him & supported him through high academic admissions why are...
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Re: Academic Showcase - June 23-24 in Washington DC Area

redbird5 ·
Excited to announce our Academic Showcase will be held at DeMatha HS's field in Riverdale, MD. Details at coastalvabaseball.com
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redbird5 ·
Add Navy and Holy Cross...with more Ivies are adjusting schedules to get here. If I am a smart player, why would I wait to get in front of these coaches? Also, why would I want to go to a camp with 250+ kids, when I can go to a more intimate setting? We will also have a panel of college coaches to discuss recruiting.
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Gov ·
RedB.., What about Georgetown? Obviously in your back yard...
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redbird5 ·
Gov, Georgetown has been to our fall events and I fully anticipate they will be at the Academic event as well. We are not done adding coaches by any means. I expect 30-40 coaches at our event.
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Twoboys ·
It sounds perfect for our high academic 2017, and so nice it will be in DC. For us, the timing may not work as the Diamond Nation 17U tournament is that same weekend (tourney is 6/19-6/24), and that is a tournament that normally pulls in quite a few high academic coaches as well. And sadly it is on our schedule for the summer. It will be another case of, you can't do both.
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BucsFan ·
Well done. Sounds like a terrific event and one that can grow and grow into something special. Nice touch with the combo of (1) video and (2) coach's evaluations.
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Gov ·
Well done. With your offering and price point well worth it. We'll consider this, and I'm more than happy to pass it along to other club members.
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Re: D3 Scholarships?

BishopLeftiesDad ·
As with anything in life you will get what you put into it. While I consider myself an advocate of D3 schools, you can get a great education going many routes. Junior college is a great option, and cost effective. If you have the drive to learn, you can get a great education anywhere. I know people who did not go to college yet they still feel they got a great education, in the working world.
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Vector ·
Originally Posted by shotatsuda: I am only considering Divison 3 schools since I am looking for a great education. There are certainly some top academic D3 schools, some of the best in the country. However there are just as many, if not more D1&D2 top academic schools which offer both academic and athletic scholarship money. Furthermore, some of these schools are even public(i.e. Univ. Of Virginia or UCLA) so tuition is much lower. So if the only reason you are limiting yourself to D3 is...
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MidAtlanticDad ·
Are you planning to enter college in the fall of 2015? If so, some of that scholarship money is already spoken for. As with athletics, I think you'll also find some overlap in academic distinction between DII and DIII colleges. But as others have advised, a "great education" means different things to different people. What does "great education" mean to you? High paying job after undergrad? Impressive diploma? Great resume for graduate school? Intellectual challenge? Think carefully about...
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Re: D3 Scholarships?

shotatsuda ·
Originally Posted by MidAtlanticDad: I am going to attend college in fall of 2016. I am planning to start my recruitment process next spring by making a video. For me and my community/high school, I believe a college that offers a good education means a good job after undergrad. I am not really sure what I would like to do, but for now I am looking for schools that have good reputations. I have a 3.5 GPA and trying to get a 2000+ on my SAT.So a good Liberal Art school sounds like a right fit...
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shotatsuda ·
I believe I am not good enough to play at a division one programme. I just don't have enough tools. I am well aware of that. I am 5'7 155 Lbs and not fast for a middle infielder. (I am trying to run under a 7.5 by next spring.) I believe division 3 schools are the right fit for me. However I will do some research on some D2 schools. Thanks for the reply. Originally Posted by shotatsuda: I am only considering Divison 3 schools since I am looking for a great education. There are certainly some...
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Re: D3 Scholarships?

shotatsuda ·
Thanks for the reply, I completely agree you can get a good education whereever you go, but it is important that I can go to a school with good reputation.
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bobbyaguho ·
shotatsuda, Here are the six schools that offer need blind and full need admissions to international students : MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Massachusetts Harvard University in Massachusetts Princeton University in New Jersey Yale University in Connecticut Dartmouth College in New Hampshire Amherst College in Massachusetts Amherst & MIT are both D3 and the other four are Ivy League schools which are D1. If you are admitted to any of these colleges you will be able to...
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Re: D3 Scholarships?

jlaro ·
Hello, Call the school that you are interested in and try to set up a school visit, you will be able to meet with the admin group and also talk to the coach when you visit. There are only academic scholarships in D3 level no sport scholarships. Good luck,
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old_school ·
Originally Posted by jlaro: Hello, Call the school that you are interested in and try to set up a school visit, you will be able to meet with the admin group and also talk to the coach when you visit. There are only academic scholarships in D3 level no sport scholarships. Good luck, this is true, however, there is also some academic money out there for players who would not have gotten it if they didn't play...bottom line is you still need to be a good student.
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MidAtlanticDad ·
May I ask why you limited your question to DIII? DII schools offer athletic scholarships, and junior colleges are typically much less expensive than DIII.
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